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CANTER, verb intransitive To move as a horse in a moderate gallop, raising the two fore feet nearly at the same time, with a leap or spring.

CANTER, verb transitive To ride upon a canter

CANTER, noun

1. A moderate gallop.

2. One who cants or whines.

CANTERBURY BELL, noun A species of campanula. [See Bell-Flower.]

CANTERBURY TALE, noun A fabulous story; so called from the tales of Chaucer.